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Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted here.

I wasn't on the computer or online much during the holidays, so I didn't post about the lovely stories I got for Yuletide. There were two (two!) both for Velvet Goldmine, a movie I love past reason.

The first one is the pairing of my heart, Arthur/Curt, and shows them a few years older and in Berlin. It's beautifully written and a perfect take on the two of them:

Sound and Vision (2272 words) by yeats
Fandom: Velvet Goldmine
Rating: Explicit
Relationships: Arthur Stuart/Curt Wild
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Christmas, Oral Sex, Yuleporn
Summary: Arthur and Curt in Berlin, December 1989.

The second story is a much more melancholy take on what might have happened to Arthur if he'd failed entirely to achieve his dreams and his night with Curt had never gone further.

Not-Returning Time (3035 words) by thegirlwiththemouseyhair
Fandom: Velvet Goldmine
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Relationships: Arthur Stuart/Curt Wild, Arthur Stuart/Original Character, Ray/Arthur Stuart
Additional Tags: Yuletide Treat, Unrequited Love, Loneliness, Implied/Referenced Homophobia, Awkward Flirting, Self-Esteem Issues
Summary: Shop boy Arthur Stuart tries to make a proper life for himself, in between surviving and reminiscing about Curt Wild and the dead glam rock scene.

My Yuletide assignment was for Spy, a fun movie I love and think is a lot of fun. My recipient asked for Susan's back story, so my muse decided it would turn a wacky comedy into a meditation on self-esteem and fighting sexism. With some female ass-kicking thrown in.

A (Not So) Well-Behaved Woman (1982 words)
Fandom: Spy (2015)
Summary: Susan's mother raises her to be a nice, neat, well-behaved girl... Or how Susan Cooper learned how to be the spy she was always meant to be.

One of my favourite Yuletide stories was this Spy story that's much more in keeping with the wacky tone of the movie. It's funny and filthy and just a little bit touching.

Every Single Holiday (4043 words) by rsadelle
Fandom: Spy (2015)
Relationships: Susan Cooper/Rick Ford
Additional Tags: Dick in a Box, 5+1 Things
Summary: When it comes to gift-giving, Ford's repertoire is somewhat limited.

My writing wrap up is going to be dead easy this year. The first part of the year was all martial arts all the time, and then there were months of relaxing because I was knackered. Then in the fall, the Cap Stucky fandom hit me like a truck. So apart from Yuletide, the only other fic I finished was the Stucky one from the end of the year. (I've got two half-finished stories on the hard drive, one Pros and one Take That, but the whole Stucky thing hit me hard in the fall and shorted out all other writing.)

The Altar Boy Act (1411 words)
Fandom: Captain America (Movies)
Relationships: James "Bucky" Barnes/Steve Rogers
Summary: Stark thinks Steve is a prude. Bucky knows better.

My total word count for the year was a paltry 3393. But that's okay. I've already got that more than beat for the new year. I'm awaiting a beta on 23,000 words of the first two stories in a Stucky series, and have already started the final story. That one looks like it's going to hit at least 10,000 words.

A belated Happy New Year, everyone!

Date: 2017-01-09 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm awaiting a beta on 23,000 words of the first two stories in a Stucky series, and have already started the final story. That one looks like it's going to his at least 10,000 words.


Date: 2017-01-09 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can't wait to post these. Although I have to warn you that they're the exactly opposite of my first Stucky story, very angsty and I do horrible things to everyone.

Date: 2017-01-09 10:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, it's not like it would be the first time horrible things happened to them...

Date: 2017-01-09 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's why we love them, right? ;-) (But seriously, I've been awful!)

Date: 2017-01-10 04:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Happy New Year to you, too! That all sounds incredibly productive - I achieve bigger wordcounts but often don't actually do anything with what I've written. That's going to change in 2017 - promise! I liked Velver Goldmine, too. Not an alltime favourite but certainly memorable!

Date: 2017-01-11 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was pretty much deliberately not productive this past year, but I was consciously thinking of it as a fallow period. Which seems to have worked.

You totally have to put the writing out there! Sharing it's half the fun, right?

Velvet Goldmine just hits something for me. Not so much the rock stars, but Christian Bale's Arthur. The scene where he sees Slade's genderfluid performance on the telly and then jumps around yelling "that's me!" seemed so perfect to me, like us finding our tribe in fandom.

Date: 2017-01-10 06:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Happy New Year! *g*

Date: 2017-01-11 01:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Happy New Year to you as well! \o/

Date: 2017-01-11 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Happy New Year and welcome to Marvel fandom! It will eat your brain!

*waves cheerfully from way over on the other end of the fandom*

Date: 2017-01-11 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, it's well on its way to eating my brain. At first I was all "I'll just stick to the MCU because getting into comics canon would be insane." But now I've got the paperbacks of the first half of Brubaker's run on Captain America, a Comixology account, and plans to branch out into other books (Thunderbolts! Fraction's run on Hawkeye! OMG!)

It does not help that the Sweetie is a longtime, old school Marvel guy with a huuuuuuge collection and has started plans to feed me collections of *his* favourite slashy superheroes. Also, I always read your weekly comic reviews. Squirrel Girl sounds fab.

I used to be a DC girl! How did this happen! Damn you Chris Evans and Sebastian Stan. ::shakes fist at the pretty superhero boys::

*waves back with slightly glazed look*

Date: 2017-01-11 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Haha, this is how it starts! You think, oh, I'll just read one of them, and then suddenly you are reading six of them and you have ten new favorite characters and five ships you never had before.

Date: 2017-01-12 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I went through this in the late '80s/early '90s with Batman. Along with a lot of Vertigo and alternative stuff, my pull list ended up having an insane number of Bats and Bats related titles for a number of years until I finally trimmed the deadwood, and then dropped comics altogether for a long time. It's fun getting back into comics again, but I know how quickly things can spin out of control. Marvel or Comixology Unlimited is rather tempting, though. All the reading with none of the build up of long boxes in the basement. (We have a *lot* of long boxes in the basement.)

Date: 2017-01-12 06:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have to say that Marvel Unlimited is a pretty good deal. (Of course, I'm still buying the new issues anyway.)

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